When you started researching the perfect location for your new home, you landed on Deerbrooke – and we’re glad you did! One of the most important questions you may be asking about our wonderful community is: “How safe is Leander, Tx?”
Safewise researchers analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data to come up with the ranking. The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. To level the playing field, researchers calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. “This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations,” analysts noted.
More Good News About Leander Texas Safety
In 2017, SmartAsset.com named Leander as the Number One best place to raise a family. This ranking was based on several factors, including the city’s low crime rate. SmartAsset.com also considered graduation rates, poverty rates, and unemployment rates – and Leander came out on top!
The website neighborhoodscout.com reports that your chances of being the victim of a crime in Leander are 1 in 1,169 as compared to 1 in 243 for all of Texas. When it comes to the Leander Tx crime rate, Leander is safer than 62% of all U.S. cities.
Neighborhoodscout.com goes on to say: With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 10 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Leander is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes.
Home Security Systems in Deerbrooke
Some of the builders we’ve selected for Deerbrooke offer home security systems, so you can enhance your feeling of safety.
For example, with Perry Homes, “Smart Comes Standard”. Their Smart Home package includes the Nest Hello Video doorbell. Nest Hello lets you know who’s at your door, so you never miss a thing. It delivers HD video and bright, crisp images – even at night! 24/7 streaming means you can check in on your home anytime.
Other builders may offer home security systems as an upgrade – or you can have them installed once your home is built. There are many options to choose from, including motion-detecting cameras that send video right to your phone or PC, and alarm systems that notify you and the police department immediately if your alarm is set off. These security systems are just one more way to add to the safety of your new home in Deerbrooke. Another benefit of installing home security systems is that your homeowner’s insurance may offer you a discount for having them.
Deerbrooke Neighborhood Security Tips
The same website that ranked Leander one of the country’s safest cities offers these simple tips for neighborhood security.
- Know your neighbors.
Knowing whether your neighbors work during the day, what their children look like (if they have them) and getting on friendly terms with your neighbors goes a long way when it comes to promoting safety. You might even want to set up a neighborhood calling tree to alert each other about suspicious behavior, or ask neighbors to keep an eye on your home if you’re out of town.
- Keep up your yard, and encourage your neighbors to do the same.
A well-kept neighborhood can help deter crime and keeping up your yard gives suspicious persons fewer places to hide or take cover.
- Be extra careful when you go out of town.
Arrange for someone to mow your lawn and pick up your mail and newspapers. Use timers on your lights, or install a smart security system that will allow you to turn lamps off and on remotely.
- Close your windows and blinds at night.
A big screen TV is less enticing to steal if no one knows it’s there. Leaving your blinds open and lights on at night provides a free look into your house, its layout, and the habits of those who live there. Leaving windows open at night or when you’re gone is an invitation for an uninvited guest to come in.
- Improve the lighting on your street.
Ask your neighbors to turn on their porch lights in the evenings and install motion-sensor lights on the backs or sides of their homes so potential intruders can’t hide in the darkness.
- Know your local police department.
Invite your local police department to help keep your neighborhood safe. You might even work with them to start a Neighborhood Watch program. For more information on Neighborhood Watch, contact the Leander Police Department’s Community Services Division at 512-528-2812 or 512-528-2821.
How Safe is Leander, Tx? Very!
Now that you know Leander ranks so highly among the country’s safest cities, you can feel even more confident in your decision to choose Deerbrooke for your new home.